Scotland outperforms UK in reducing emissions

However, it’s progress is lagging on cleaning up transport and agriculture

Amazon’s mangroves ‘store twice as much carbon as rainforest regions’

Researchers say protecting these wetlands could play a significant role in preventing climate change

Carbon reductions from cities, states and businesses ‘could exceed national savings’

Global greenhouse gas emissions could be up to 2.2 gigatons lower if these sub-national efforts are fully implemented

Australia abandons emission reduction plans

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has bowed to pressure from Conservative Party politicians to axe the proposed energy policy

‘Turning CO2 into useful products will incentivise decarbonisation’

A $4.5m University of Michigan scheme aims to cut annual atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions by a tenth before 2030

UK increases public sector greenhouse gas emissions target for 2020

The government expects it to deliver savings worth £340m

Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions halved since 1990

The government recently set a bold new target to reduce emissions by 90% by 2050

EU’s total emissions fell by 0.4% in 2016

The European Environment Agency (EEA) suggests the decrease was largely due to using less coal

China to launch world’s largest emissions trading system

China has detailed plans for what is believed will be the world’s largest emissions trading system. It would cover more than 1,700 power companies and three billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. Li Gao, Director, Climate Department at China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said trading will begin after a period of “preparatory work” […]

Nations commit $540m to phase out super greenhouse gas

Developed countries have committed to providing $540 million (£400m) to help phase out a super greenhouse gas. The funds will be used for activities aimed at getting rid of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in developing countries. They will be provided between 2018 and 2020 through the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol. The […]